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boring a pipe under a asphalt driveway

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by ant, Aug 26, 2012.

  1. ant

    ant LawnSite Silver Member
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    i am a lawn applicator on this site. i know this is a irrigation site but i know u guys deal with this all the time. i am putting cameras on my building and i need to get a 2'' conduit under 13' of a asphalt driveway. i was thinking on saw cutting the asphalt . what other ways are there? dont want to rent anything but i do have a saw
     
  2. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 15,782

    A couple things:

    They make a tip for a pressure washer that you install on a pipe and they make a tip you install on a pipe and drive under driveway with a hammer.

    What kind of soil? Rocky? Sand? Clay?
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  3. muddywater

    muddywater LawnSite Bronze Member
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    If you want to bore a 2" sleeve, you will need to rent something. I would not want to hammer anything that big under a drive. You could prob find someone to bore it for about $250-400
     
  4. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
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    You seem to have answered your own question.

    Best of luck to you.
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  5. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
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    Yeah, a two inch sleeve would be a *****! Not sure why he needs 2" for a few cables.
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  6. greenmonster304

    greenmonster304 LawnSite Gold Member
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    If you can get someone to bore a driveway for $200-$400 get me their #.
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  7. Bigred350

    Bigred350 LawnSite Senior Member
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    call around to some rental store and see who has a piercing tool (mole) for rent. If not then cut the drive.
     
  8. Sprinkus

    Sprinkus LawnSite Silver Member
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    Big sledgehammer and a 20' piece of black steel pipe. That's how we used to do it in the olden days.
     
  9. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
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    That's what I mentioned...it can be done
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  10. muddywater

    muddywater LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Yeah in half a day and a piece of equipment to pull it out! Hell that might take all day!
     

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